Grateful Dead Live at Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, U.N.L.V. on 1992-05-30
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
(FOB) Schoeps MK4 > DAT > CDR; via C. M.; Seeded to etree by neo_levo
- 2004-04-28 14:53:48
- Las Vegas, NV
Subject: Good one
Subject: One more Saturday Night
Subject: The Best GD show I ever saw!
Looking back, this was the best show I ever experienced with the Grateful Dead from '91 to '95. In a word "Magical."
First and second set reviews are numerous, but on a personal note, I fell deeply in love with this girl by the time I saw her doing the ho-down to "Cumberland Blues" and love has never left my memories for her. Her name was Alison and she was from Athens, GA. We spent the whole show together and at the end she saw some people she was traveling with and left me, never to be seen again. The music was epic, Jerry sounded strong, I got in for free and I fell in love with a girl I have never seen since that day.
Subject: Miss these guys
Subject: My VERY FIRST SHOW!!!
Subject: Definitely a Life Changing Experience
"secret_agent_towlie" said it perfectly below. We all connected with some core elemental powers of the universe that day (band/audience/nature), it was so perfectly clear to me in the moment... Can't begin to describe my feelings about this, but I know a lot of people know exactly what I'm talking about. As I walked out of the stadium, some dude handed me a steal your face sticker with a pot leaf in the skull, which said "we can discover the wonders of nature". Was the perfect closing statement for an amazing afternoon in the desert.
Subject: the spirits alive in the desert
Subject: Miriam Nechama
Subject: High Energy Electric Day
Subject: Read my essay on this show
Happy 15th anniversary of this show!
Subject: keep the negative
Subject: dont be a hata
You think VINCE's rig sounds like a casio/fisher price? Take a listen to any dead show from '80-87. The Cheesiest Keyboard Sound Ever. I don't mind it myself in the context of the GD, but it is what it is.
And at least we didn't have to suffer through 5+ years of super cheesy Vince original songs.
And Vinces vocals were no worse than the totally overwraught Brent and the off-key banshee wails of one DJG.
It's not like the Dead have a sterling history in the HR/Personnel dept, so lighten up and enjoy.
The Vegas '92 mixes are light on the Jerry in alot of places - but it's a kinda neat novelty to hear whats going on w/o JG out front and center in the mix.
And yeah - this AUD captures the crowd reaction during the heat lightning storm taking place in the 2nd set. Excellent vibe.
Subject: Vince DID get better
Subject: got vince?
100,000???? there must have been a huge rebate at best buy on that thing. Hate to bag on Vince in a lot of my reviews, but I just wish the guy at least TRIED to get better. he leveled and never progressed. That's the frustrating part.
revise again: FYI, the post terrapin jam is without JG. There was a lightning storm during this tune and I have video of jerry looking up at the sky every 5 seconds. The second terrapin ends he bolts- it's pretty funny.
revised one last time: Nanker, the next time Vince plays my local Knights of Columbus, I'll be sure to check him out.
Subject: Vince Deserves Your Respect
Subject: Electric Energy
Subject: Fisher Price?
Follow-up.....yeah, I read in article in one of the musician magazines about his rig. Vince probably had the "cadillac" of all keyboard rigs.....it just sounded like Fisher Price :)
Subject: vince, What did the band see in him for that position.
I remember seeing these 91-95 shows with my buddies and we would laugh with each other so bad at alot of these shows with his touches of bubble gum tiny bop pop casio solo's that were never there and think of how Brent could rip you to shreds with his hammond or anything he would use. In the early days Brent was experimenting with some cool,trippy bells and buzzing sounds but, it was awesome. I've seen reviews referering to this as atari or star wars sounding but it was wicked especially dosing. Prevelant in 1984(marin and alot at hult 84 shows)
Anyway I could never understand how Jerry didn't just say its enough and try again with someone else. Loyality, sticking w/ desicion no mattrer what? The answer I can come up with everything sounds sweet on Herion. But what about the rest of the band they could't of all been that numb to it.
No need to bash back, I had alot of great times all over us these years and would go tonight in hypothetical, but it cannot be argued the tubes was the best place for him. Sorry.
Subject: ...the X Factor
Fabulous first set with not-too hot temperatures, the clouds were gathering and it wasn't a question of 'if' but, "WHEN". Only a smattering of small drops during the excellent opening set--Bob brings "J.Straw" "Doodle" and "Cassidy" to the table, Jerry responds with "Sugaree" and a sublime "High Time", and cowboy tunes is a best-ever pairing of "Maggie's" & "CUMBERLAND"...all of this resulting in a jubilant version of "Don't Ease" as reasoned Headz had already put a smile & a star next to this setlist--any set closing tune would work, and this one did just that.
Set 2 is as good as the setlist suggests, and then imagine magic dust dumped all over it adding a 4th & 5th dimension of experience to all who attended. This AUD is an EXCELLENT document of the epic battle, collaborative concert performance, or mass hysteria that all took place at different times in the set. Rain got serious during "Truckin" and the gods began to chuck lightning bolts right on cue with "Smokestack Lightning". "Terrapin" was a great, great version and had a nice improvisation that led some interesting places before mickey & billy took over. At some point the thunder became ANOTHER instrument and simply began to play along. Seriously, the drummers (and then the band) would follow their groove and then seemingly right on cue- the thunder would jump in & clap a cresendo that sounded PERFECTLY in time....and no-the thunder was NOT at a soundcheck. The band was CLEARLY playing with this phenomenon and jammed purposefully out of SPACE, improvising with the input of the Thunder clearly on their radar....slipping into "Spanish Jam" seemed to enable the boys more access to this supernatural wellspring, and "Miracle" was a testament to the preceeding MAGIC BLESSING and confirmed by the Full Moon rising during "Standing on the Moon". This is when "SOTM" really began to take off emotionally as a late-show-Jer-statement, and for a guy who played shows 8 days a week for 40 years--HE certainly KNEW what a rare & special TREAT we'd been blessed with and put every drop he had into this and the following rip-roaring "One Mo'" that closed the set. "Knockin'" was a beautiful choice, even though no one was knocking...the door swung wide open an hour earlier. It was eerily silent on the way out to the lot, one of those experiences that are just way too hip for language. Wow. Amen to Al Gore & his internet----its a miracle that this aural document is here for all to explore should they choose....and I reccomend that you DO!
Subject: Was this as great a show as I thought it was?
Subject: Listen to this for the weather battle
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